One of the founding departments of IIT Kanpur, the Mechanical Engineering Department played a leading role in evolving an 'Engineering Science' based curriculum, and served as a role model for many academic institutes in the country. Over the years, interaction with industry and the emphasis on applied engineering has increased. Two major mission projects, from Railways and Department of Atomic Energy respectively, are currently in progress. Working groups on sensors and actuators, microengineering, applied mechanics and futuristic energy technology have been constituted.
Prof. V K Jain
has been appointed as an Editor-in-Chief
of the "International Journal of
Precision Technology" being published by Inderscience
Publishers Pvt. Ltd. (UK).
Prof. Kamal K. Kar (ME and MSP)
has been appointed as associate editor in an
international journal on multidisciplinary materials
research "Materials Express" published by American